Dr. Gupta Responds To Trump’s Comment On Herd Immunity: For It To Work, ‘People Will Die’ | MSNBC

Dr. Gupta Responds To Trump’s Comment On Herd Immunity: For It To Work, ‘People Will Die’ | MSNBC 1


After Trump says that the virus would go away on its own because of herd immunity, MSNBC medical contributor Dr. Vin Gupta explains that herd immunity would mean the deaths of hundreds of thousands more Americans. Aired on 09/16/2020.
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Dr. Gupta Responds To Trump’s Comment On Herd Immunity: For It To Work, ‘People Will Die’ | MSNBC

70 Comments on "Dr. Gupta Responds To Trump’s Comment On Herd Immunity: For It To Work, ‘People Will Die’ | MSNBC"

  1. Donald Trump is killing America

  2. Pickle Supply Company Yep! | September 16, 2020 at 7:39 PM | Reply

    The Donald Trump Virus

  3. I don’t think it was a slip at all. I believe that as of at least April 17th when he tweeted “Liberate Michigan”, that has been his goal. He knows if he uses the words “Herd immunity”, he’ll have immediate backlash, just as he did at the beginning of the pandemic when he posed it as a response. So, instead, he uses “herd mentality”……he’s done it several times now. This wasn’t the first.

    • I couldn’t agree more ! Ever since that tweet I realized with horror that we’were o our own . I was telling friends we were being betrayed, and when the Woodward tapes came out it was exactly what I thought. He never believed this was some hoax and yet chose to put that out there and he chose to ignore all the science that could have helped us contain it. He is deliberately pushing for schools and rallies to go on as usual , that is his plan to speed up the herd immunity at the cost of our lives. You’d have to be completely numb to not see this . We’ve become hostages . And no hope for vaccine for a long time, btw.

    • Trantor Moscartolo | September 16, 2020 at 8:39 PM | Reply

      It’s incredible how low the bar is for America right now

    • Herd immunity will happen no matter what. It’s plain dumb to destroy an economy to try and stop a virus that can’t be stopped.

    • It’s all part of his brainwashing tactics. His whole toolbox is full of deceit having nothing else to offer.

  4. They cull herds don’t they. How about starting with Trump.

  5. When I see every Trump Family member and Whitehouse employee get vaccinated on live television I will wait to see what happens to them and then wait some more. Trump knows his base have herd mentality. Just ask Devin’s Cow. Mooooooooooooo! They are stupid but they still won’t take a vaccination on Trump’s say so.

    • I’d rather vaccines not be wasted on them and letting nature take care of em

    • What makes you think that the administration wouldn’t line up on stage and get injected with placebo and then claim they are immune with no side effects? He doesn’t even have the intellectual capacity to understand what a placebo is so he will claim that the placebo is a miracle drug..sad..


  7. Tosca Tattertail | September 16, 2020 at 7:49 PM | Reply

    MSNBC, keep these medical professionals who are willing to tell the truth in the forefront of your postings, Fauci has been hamstrung and it’s getting air time anymore.
    And the Republican party is already in a herd mentality, they are like lemmings and will follow trump anywhere he tells them to go including to their deaths.

  8. Christopher Bland | September 16, 2020 at 7:50 PM | Reply

    He gets tested but you can join the Herd you are welcome D TRUMP

    • His children and grandchildren first!

    • @Mark Grudt He gets tested, as well as everyone who comes near him. It will go away, when we’re all dead and there is no one else to infect. So he is correct. I hope he’s volunteering himself and his family to start herd immunity.

  9. Sounds like Redfield is talking out of duress! He lost all credibility when we became a mouthpiece of Trump.

  10. Trumps brain is mush,spewing out word soups,does he think on any given topic”what would a normal person do? I’m doing the opposite then”lies,lies,lies.

  11. No, Trump meant “herd mentality.”

    • Of course he did. Science tells us the virus isnt going anywhere – vaccine or no vaccine, it will be a feature of daily life for years if not decades. The only thing that can change that fact is willful self-delusion. If enough people develop herd mentality, it wont matter what the virus does – as long as we refuse to pay attention to our eyes and ears, it cant affect us.

    • 🙈🙉🙊

  12. Herd mentality? He only had to learn two words, TWO words! And he f***d up 😂

  13. Heard mentality. Is when a group runs over a cliff.others follow.

  14. Many millions will have to die, to achieve “herd immunity.”
    Not that Trump cares…

    • @Mox Avenger Do you really think that millions of Americans dying in the next year or two eon’t tank our economy even further>
      You sir, are a moron…

    • @John Keith Life is a risky thing. You can’t save everybody and the Government has no right to destroy people’s businesses, their entire life’s work in some cases. The entire lockdown was a sham. Remember 15 days to stop the spread? We have watched politicians move the goalposts for months on COVD, and all to get the rather senile Joe Biden elected. If you don’t understand the politics of this entire sham than you are misinformed. Lockdowns are a violation of our God given rights as outlined in the Constitution.

    • The rights granted in the US Constitution are not “God given”, but determined, agreed upon, and granted legal status by human beings. Rights are a social and political construct and conferred within social, political, and economic conditions, privileges, and constraints. They may be granted or revoked at any time, and all of this is ideally by the consent of the governed.
      If government oversteps its boundaries by mandating closures ( a point that is debatable in times of crisis but still I take your concerned point), it even further violates liberties by mandating that schools open etc…, or funding shall be withheld.
      Government exists as a servant of the people, and has a role to play in supporting citizens during times of crisis. Life is full of risks, but we do exercise law and order when and where health and safety are concerned. Legal limits to speeding are just an example, as are safe food handling regulations in restaurants etc… . We live in a society, and other countries have shown us how moderate restrictions to your “ individual liberties” can be life sparing, and restore economies sooner as well (think Taiwan, New Zealand…).

    • Mox Avenger God given right? You think God had something to do with the constitution? You gotta be a trumpster. Haha

    • LivtheDream brilliantly put. I commend you for mentioning we are supposed to be living in a society. That’s been forgotten by many

  15. Richard Braakman | September 16, 2020 at 8:25 PM | Reply

    “Herd immunity” is not a strategy. Going for herd immunity is exactly the same as doing nothing about the virus.

  16. He called it herd mentality…giving a shout out to his supporters.

  17. Ursula Ely Mittmann | September 16, 2020 at 8:27 PM | Reply

    he said turd mentality the 1. time.he’s right,that’s his mentality

  18. “You can see heard mentality at his rallies.”

  19. One by Land, Two if by Sea Run if by Air | September 16, 2020 at 9:37 PM | Reply

    Well his supporters certainly have developed a ” *Herd Mentality* “.

  20. Trump: “I’m safe, I’m on stage, I’m far from people, I’m tested regularly”

    Good luck to the rest of the herd!

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